Friday, August 10, 2012

Komen CEO and President Both Step Down

KomenWe previously blogged that the drama at Susan G. Komen for the Cure was like watching a train wreck in slow motion.  Now the Associated Press reports that both Nancy G. Brinker, the founder and CEO of the organization, and Liz Thompson, its president have stepped down, along with two board members.  Ms. Brinker will continue in a fundraising and strategic planning role.  The departures follows Komen's decisions more than six months ago first to end donations to Planned Parenthood and then to restore that funding.  After the political firestorm that erupted from those decisions at least half-dozen other high-ranking executives stepped down and participation in Komen events declined according to the AP report.

Addiitional coverage:  CNNThe HillHuffington Post; New York Times.


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